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Brigham Minerals, Inc. (NYSE:MNRL) Insiders Increased Their Holdings

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It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. On the other hand, we'd be remiss not to mention that insider sales have been known to precede tough periods for a business. So we'll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Brigham Minerals, Inc. (NYSE:MNRL).

What Is Insider Buying?

It is perfectly legal for company insiders, including board members, to buy and sell stock in a company. However, such insiders must disclose their trading activities, and not trade on inside information.

We don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions. But it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing. As Peter Lynch said, 'insiders might sell their shares for any number of reasons, but they buy them for only one: they think the price will rise.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Brigham Minerals

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when Executive Chairman Ben Brigham bought US$2.0m worth of shares at a price of US$18.00 per share. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, even at a higher price than the current share price (being US$15.95). It's very possible they regret the purchase, but it's more likely they are bullish about the company. We always take careful note of the price insiders pay when purchasing shares. Generally speaking, it catches our eye when insiders have purchased shares at above current prices, as it suggests they believed the shares were worth buying, even at a higher price.

While Brigham Minerals insiders bought shares last year, they didn't sell. You can see the insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

NYSE:MNRL Recent Insider Trading, March 2nd 2020

There are plenty of other companies that have insiders buying up shares. You probably do not want to miss this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying.

Does Brigham Minerals Boast High Insider Ownership?

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Our data suggests Brigham Minerals insiders own 0.5% of the company, worth about US$4.2m. We prefer to see high levels of insider ownership.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Brigham Minerals Insiders?

It doesn't really mean much that no insider has traded Brigham Minerals shares in the last quarter. But insiders have shown more of an appetite for the stock, over the last year. We'd like to see bigger individual holdings. However, we don't see anything to make us think Brigham Minerals insiders are doubting the company. Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for Brigham Minerals.

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For the purposes of this article, insiders are those individuals who report their transactions to the relevant regulatory body. We currently account for open market transactions and private dispositions, but not derivative transactions.

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